Programme

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, UK 



Provisional programme
09:30-10:00Registration and coffee
10.00
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Professor R Smith, on behalf of BINDT
10:15-10:45
Overview of potential for NDT of automotive composites   
Professor R Smith, University of Bristol
Session 1
Motorsport, sports cars and supercars
10:45-11:05
30 years of composites and NDT in Formula OneTBA
11:05-11:25
Composite NDT requirements in sports cars 
TBA
11:25-11:45
Coffee break
11:45-12:00
Discussion
Session 2Regulation, insurance and repair
12:00-12:20
Regulatory NDT requirements for composites on public roads
R Whiting, Horiba MIRA
12:20-12:40
Insurance and repair requirements for NDT of composites   
A Hooker, Thatcham
12:40-13:00
Discussion
13:00-13:40
Lunch
Session 3High-volume challenges
13:40-14:00
The move to lightweight designs – NDT challenges
T G Davies, JLR
14:00-14:20
Electric and hybrid vehicles – NDT challenges  
TBA
14:20-14:40
The challenge for NDT of affordable composites and HVM
P Gallen, NCC
15:00-15:15
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult programme
AMRC/NCC/WMG/MTC
Session 4
Breakout session
15:15-16:00
Themes:    
1) Skills demand; 2) Production line rapid inspection; 3) Offline NDT cell detailed inspection;
4) In-service inspection and repair
16:00-16:40
Afternoon tea with sandwiches, etc
16:45-17:15
Feedback from breakouts
Scribe: Professor R Smith
Session 5
NDT requirements panel session
17:15-18:00
Chair: Professor R Smith
Panel: P Gallen, R Whiting and A Hooker
18:00Close


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For further information contact: Karen Cambridge, Conferences and Events Department, BINDT, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK. Tel: +44(0)1604 438300; Fax: +44(0)1604 438301; Email: conf@bindt.org